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Ohio University’s Athens Campus is closed Thursday, March 5 from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.; normal operations will resume at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

The morning closure hours are intended to allow employees to make their travel plans to work ... More Information


The Ohio University Child Development Center serves as a model of best practices in early childhood education for children, families, students, faculty, and the community. There is a three-fold mission:


Education of Children ages six weeks through five years old:

  • Providing a challenging curriculum based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and Constructivism and influenced by the Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Strengthening relationships between children, families, the Center and the community

Professional Education of Students:

  • Professional education for students majoring in Early Childhood Education
  • Professional education for students in various university departments and from the surrounding communities

Site for Research:

  • Research by staff, faculty, and students in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teacher Education, Curriculum, and Educational Studies
  • On-going contributions of knowledge to the field of Early Childhood Education

For more information please contact:
The Ohio University Child Development Center
Horse Barn Lane
The Ridges, Building 27, Telp: 740-593-1819